Why I’m running
I support getting NZ Inc. back to the very successful pre-40s and pre-80s public financing of basic infrastructure, rail, road, domestic-hydro/irrigation, health/housing and drastic reform of the consents processes by reintroducing an upgraded MOW, NZED, NZR model of governance/oversight and financing so that long term planning is divorced from the 3 year political auction and vested interest corruption. Nothing of productive value has been built in the Kaikoura electorate since the 1980s!
I am standing for my 9th election since 1972 more than ever convinced that the incumbents are wedded to a doctrine that has produced an increasingly divided community. My lifetime in North Canty is clearly in two parts: firstly the post-war pre-80s when tremendous social and productive progress was in full swing. The second being notable for having to witness increasing social divisiveness, national debt and no new productive infrastructure – governments fixated on "patching up the holes".